Majors offence cruises to victory
In a battle of the last two IBL champions, the Majors travel down the road today to take on the Barrie Baycats. With a night off due to the rain, the Majors offence looked to be cool to start the game but in the 4th inning heated up as they cruised to a commanding 12-2 win over
With Jose Arias being given the ball today on the mound for his third appearance of the season, and second start. Going 7 innings, with 8 strikeouts while only allowing 4 hits. Lefty Pedro De Los Santos would get in for his second official game as he started the home opener before it was suspended in the 5th inning. Pedro would go 2 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 earned run and 2 runs total with a strike out.
The Majors offence was shut down up till the 4th inning against one of the top arms in the league with Jaun Benitez going for the Baycats. Benitez had allowed zero runs allowed in his 7 innings pitched this season, that all changed in the 4th inning. On the first pitch of the 4th inning, Robert Mullen would hit his 3rd home run of the young season and the Majors a 1-0 lead. Drew Lawrence would step up and hit a bases-clearing triple with the bases loaded before Cleveland Brownlee would add to the lead with Lawrence and McQueen on base with the second home run of the inning. McQueen would add an earned run followed by two unearned runs on an error by the left fielder and a hit by pitch to the back of Phil Whelan to give the Majors a 10-0 lead. For the first time since 2017 and for the 11th time in his career, shortstop Keith Kandel would hit a long home run on his third pitch of the at bat.
The Majors travel home for the night before making the short drive up the 403 to Brantford to take on the Red Sox for the first time this season as they look to cap off a 2-0 weekend. You can catch the game online on the Red Sox Youtube page or follow along on Twitter for all the in-game updates.
The London Majors are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. In 2021 the London Majors won the IBL Jack & Lynn Dominico Trophy. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter at @Londonmajors